Thanks for the Records: Online Genealogy

Thanks for the Records: Online Genealogy

It’s that time of year again, where people all over the United States pause to reflect on the people and things they’re grateful for. I’m always grateful for my family and friends, the roof over my head, the food on my table – all the things that shouldn’t be taken...Read more
Head in the Cloud: Genealogy Preservation

Head in the Cloud: Genealogy Preservation

Sitting on Cloud Nine If you want an easy, secure way of preserving and organizing your genealogy research, you’ll learn a bunch of great tricks and techniques in our week-long workshop, Cloud Genealogy Bootcamp. Learn how to protect your family history research from unforeseen catastrophic events such as fires, flooding...Read more
5 Questions Genealogists Should Always Ask

5 Questions Genealogists Should Always Ask

Let the Record Show Genealogy research isn’t just about finding records of your ancestor’s existence or building a pretty family tree. What can we learn from the records we find and how can we use that information to understand our past? Asking some questions of the records you’re using can...Read more
How I Created a Genealogy Timeline To Show My Grandfather's Life

How I Created a Genealogy Timeline To Show My Grandfather's Life

My grandfather Joe moved around a lot during his lifetime: Texas, North Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, back to Texas, elsewhere in Texas, Ohio, more places in Texas, various Ohio cities, South Dakota, Ohio again.  Timelines organize an ancestor’s or a family’s family tree data—dates, places of residence, jobs, historical events, children’s...Read more
5 Can’t-Miss Sessions at the 2017 Winter Virtual Conference

5 Can’t-Miss Sessions at the 2017 Winter Virtual Conference

RootsTech 2017 might be over, but you can still learn a lot from this season’s genealogy conference circuit. Family Tree University’s 2017 Winter Virtual Conference runs March 3–5, and you can’t afford to miss the weekend’s fifteen presentations from top-notch genealogists, with topics ranging from AncestryDNA to the Freedmen’s Bureau...Read more
9 Things You Can Learn About Your Ancestors From the Cemetery

9 Things You Can Learn About Your Ancestors From the Cemetery

Changing scenery and pleasant temperatures make Fall an especially good time to visit cemeteries (alongside a genealogy buddy for fun and safety). Seeing the gravestone and viewing records in the cemetery office may yield ancestry information you won’t find in an online database of burials—although online databases are very helpful,...Read more